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Re: I've got mine!
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2009, 07:52:40 AM »
Egads, that was fast. Did you do anything but read this past day? :o
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Re: I've got mine!
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2009, 08:06:33 AM »
I sent my husband and two oldest children off camping, made pizza for my younger ones, and put on several videos.
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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2009, 06:25:25 PM »
I sent my husband and two oldest children off camping, made pizza for my younger ones, and put on several videos.
I am an evil Mom, but only when there is a book I really need to finish.

Haha!  Oh the joys of parenting!   ;)

I am tempted to go see if our local store has it out, but I know they wont, and even if they did, I'd rather wait till Monday to buy it due to the bestseller thing.
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« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2009, 02:53:39 PM »
BookScan numbers are added up from Sunday to Saturday, so if you buy it on Monday it will count as release week.

Just to confirm, I'm thinking about buying a copy today (if its at BN near me) and it will count towards first week's sales?

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Re: I've got mine!
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2009, 04:08:43 PM »
yeah but...it's Sunday! :)
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Re: I've got mine!
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2009, 08:27:24 AM »
I put in an order through my local book store but they won't be getting it in until the 30th! >:(

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« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2009, 03:27:25 PM »
There were copies on the shelf at Books-A-Million in Oklahoma City this last Friday. That's where I picked mine up (I don't like e-books, they hurt my eyes if I stare at them for too long).
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« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2009, 03:56:40 PM »
In case anyone's wondering what the problem is, it can mess up BookScan numbers for the release week (and thus bestseller ranking) if people buy their copies early.

I thought I heard this when Mistborn came out so when they called me last week to tell me my book was in I asked them if it would count towards the NYT best seller numbers since it wasn't supposed to be out until the 9th. I got put on hold then...
"Uhh, nevermind, we have your book and you can come pick it up on Tuesday."
"So I can't pick it up today then?"
"Uhh, no, but you can get it on Tuesday."

Now if I wasn't the one to point that out I'd be a little upset... especially if I got up to the register and got denied.

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Re: I've got mine!
« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2009, 03:36:54 AM »
I picked up my wifes copy tonight and mine should be on the way in the mail from sam wellers. Told my wife she could not start reading hers till I got mine.... she laughed..
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« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2009, 10:53:13 AM »
I picked my copy up first thing this morning and now just need to find the time to sit down and read it.  Although I don't see that as being to much of a problem.  :)
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Re: I've got mine!
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2009, 02:21:12 PM »
I'm going to B&N on my way to work today to pick up a copy.

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Re: I've got mine!
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2009, 04:27:58 PM »
You are not going to get much done at work today are you?

I haven't ordered mine yet. I order all my books from the Science Fiction Book Club.  Warbreaker is a feature selection this month.  I guess that means he is going to be getting more sales from the people who forget to decline there feature selections.
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Re: I've got mine!
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2009, 05:51:05 PM »
I went to the local B&N and they wanted full publisher's price for the book. Are they insane? 
 :o

So I went online and ordered it from Amazon.   I added a book (see below) to the order to qualify for free shipping since it looks interesting.  I won't get the book until next week but at least the purchase will count towards release week book sales.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316033677/ref=ox_ya_oh_product

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« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2009, 06:51:30 PM »
I read it and I have to say I found it to be a very good read.  It has a good story with some nice little twist, some great characters and the world building and magic is not too bad either.  It's one of my many favourites.
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« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2009, 02:01:48 AM »
+1 to sales!

you got another sale in chicago today.

I won't read it for a while (still finishing feast for crows), but i'll slip it in to the book queue before the WoT reread i have planned for the summer.

just out of curiosity (without any details) how different is it from the early drafts?  I remember reading one of the first drafts back when the book was posted here as a work in progress.
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